LinkedIn Pro Series - Adding the Good Stuff - Recommendations and Testimonials

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Real Estate Agent with PREA Signature Realty - www.preasignaturerealty.com

Introduction to the LinkedIn Pro Series:  Over the next month, I will be doing a series of articles on LinkedIn.com and how to effectively set up and use LinkedIn as a tool for generating new leads, developing new business opportunities, and keeping in regular contact with contacts, prospects, current and former customers, and members of your sphere of influence.  

This Week's Installments...  In today's installment, we discuss:

  • Developing a Strategy to Collect Testimonials
  • How to Ask for a Recommendation
  • Why You Must Use Full Contact Information
  • Who Should Ask You for a Recommendation
  • How to Ask for Recommendations from Your LinkedIn Connections
  • Why You Should Make Recommendations
  • Alternate Ways to Present Recommendations

Feedback, Questions and Comments are Encouraged:  Despite the title, this is a "back to basics" series unrelated to the LinkedIn Pro product and is intended to expose real estate professionals to the power of LinkedIn based on simple, easy to understand instructions and tips.  Feel free to leave questions, suggestions, etc. in the comments section.  For more advanced users of LinkedIn, please share your tips, comments, examples, war stories, etc. in the comments section.  

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For real estate professionals in St. Louis. Missouri, the materials for the LinkedIn Pro Series will be used in a live quarterly training session on real estate technology jointly hosted by PREA Signature Realty, New Castle Home Loans, and Assured Title (formerly Landamerica).  Reservations are required and seating is limited to 30 persons per session.

For more information on the real estate technology sessions, please contact Ryan Shaughnessy at PREA Signature Realty at 314-971-4381 or by e-mail to Ryan@PREASignatureRealty.com.

  • LinkedIn Pro Series - Setting Up Your Profile
  • LinkedIn Pro Series - Adding Content
  • LinkedIn Pro Series - Adjusting Your Account and Privacy Settings
  • LinkedIn Pro Series - Building Your Network with Invitations and Introductions
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    1. Debe Maxwell 03/18/2009 11:06 PM
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    Rainmaker
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    Joan Whitebook
    BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
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    I enjoyed your prior tutorial and I have bookmarked this one.  I will ahve to be wide awake to take in all of this great information.

    Mar 18, 2009 10:57 PM #1
    Rainer
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    Ryan Shaughnessy
    PREA Signature Realty - www.preasignaturerealty.com - Saint Louis, MO
    Broker/Attorney - Your Lafayette Square Real Estate Partner

    Thanks Joan - I just covered the material again with our sales staff.  I am enjoying the series and hope that the past tutorials have helped.

    Mar 18, 2009 11:01 PM #2
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    Debe Maxwell
    www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | Savvy + Company Real Estate - Charlotte, NC
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    Hi Ryan!  I'm slammed right now but, have definitely bookmarked you for future reference!  You are the tutorial KING, aren't you!  Thanks for putting this together--I KNOW how much work is involved!

    Debe in Charlotte

    Mar 18, 2009 11:04 PM #3
    Rainer
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    Ryan Shaughnessy
    PREA Signature Realty - www.preasignaturerealty.com - Saint Louis, MO
    Broker/Attorney - Your Lafayette Square Real Estate Partner

    Debe - I'm enjoy writing these things - plus it gives me an excuse to tinker more with LinkedIn.  It has been a good week or so with our social media posts producing leads, traffic, etc.  The great thing about it - I love blogging and find it to be a nice end of day activitiy.

    Mar 18, 2009 11:10 PM #4
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    Nestor & Katerina Gasset
    International Properties and Investments LLC - Wellington, FL
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    Ryan- Very good, bookmarked, on my lists and flagged for a feature.:)

    Mar 18, 2009 11:16 PM #5
    Rainer
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    Ryan Shaughnessy
    PREA Signature Realty - www.preasignaturerealty.com - Saint Louis, MO
    Broker/Attorney - Your Lafayette Square Real Estate Partner

    Thanks Katerina.  I hope this series helps.  LinkedIn was unproductive for me until I started working it hard.

    Mar 18, 2009 11:24 PM #6
    Rainmaker
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    Liz Moras
    Harrison Hot Springs, Cultus Lake - Chilliwack, BC
    Chilliwack Realtor, Garrison Crossing,Chilliwack, Abbotsford

    Ryan wow what amazing info - enough for 4 or 5 posts! :-))) I'll come back to read up !

    Mar 18, 2009 11:54 PM #7
    Rainer
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    Ryan Shaughnessy
    PREA Signature Realty - www.preasignaturerealty.com - Saint Louis, MO
    Broker/Attorney - Your Lafayette Square Real Estate Partner

    Liz - I hoped you like it... more LinkedIn posts to come... Next up - company profiles...

    Mar 19, 2009 12:03 AM #8
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    Donna Bigda
    RE/MAX Alliance - Branford, CT
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    Ryan - I am loving every single post in this series and have bookmarked every single one of them.

    Mar 19, 2009 01:42 AM #9
    Rainer
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    Ryan Shaughnessy
    PREA Signature Realty - www.preasignaturerealty.com - Saint Louis, MO
    Broker/Attorney - Your Lafayette Square Real Estate Partner

    Thanks Donna - I thing I have three posts left - Groups, Being a Thought Leader, and LinkedIn Ettiquette followed by a recap...

    Mar 19, 2009 02:18 AM #10
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    Steve Hoffacker
    Hoffacker Associates LLC - West Palm Beach, FL
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    Ryan,

    Great stuff. Thanks for assembling this and illustrating it. Fantastic organization. :)

    Steve

    Mar 19, 2009 05:34 PM #11
    Rainer
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    Ryan Shaughnessy
    PREA Signature Realty - www.preasignaturerealty.com - Saint Louis, MO
    Broker/Attorney - Your Lafayette Square Real Estate Partner

    Thanks Steve... I noticed some grammar typos... all mine...

    Mar 19, 2009 05:41 PM #12
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